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    24 hour turn around time for telephone connections.

    Another milestone, though it may seem small compared to western countries, where most of us are living. But for Pakistan to have a turn around of 24 hours for a telephone is very efficient. I understand that this efficiency wont be applicable to all the cities of the country, but still, its a wonderful effort at making these facilities, which are fast becoming a neccessity in this world of technology, available to everyone in the shortest possible time at the lowest possible rates.

    The News, April 15

    NAWABSHAH: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has said those applying for a telephone connection will get the same within 24 hours of the submission of application form.

    Talking to The News on Saturday, Divisional Engineer Telegraph Muhammad Nawaz Channa said that the addition of 2,000 lines to the digital telephone exchange of Nawabshah -- which currently has 5,000 digital and 1,100 ordinary lines -- was in progress.

    The laying of cables on Sanghar Road was in final stages, he said, adding that application for new connections would be invited from the next week and connections would be provided within 24 hours after the receipt of applications.

    To a question, he said that the recovery of outstanding dues was in full swing and the Nawabshah region had exceeded the recovery target. He said that steps were being taken to remove the complaints of consumers. He said that the old fax machine would be replaced with a new one in the next few days.

    Meanwhile, a PTCL team conducted a survey for the installation of U-phone mobile system in the district. It is learnt that hundreds of people have welcomed the initiation of the mobile service.

    #2
    Well, well, well. That truly is good news.
    It was just two weeks ago that a visitor in our home mentioned it was still taking his relatives months to get a telephone line.....and this is in Clifton area.....

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      #3
      Excellent news, but are we using fiber optic cables as they use in the west, which handle both digital and analog lines as well as connecting to the Net using DSL, ISDN etc??
      If we aren't i think we should, it would make the concept of the net and IT much easier to spread, because people can buy cheap pak computers and hook on to the net.

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        #4
        CM,
        I was told by my cousin that Paksitan will have a fully functional fibre optic system in two years.......

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          #5
          Really that is good news.

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            #6
            Pakistan had a fibre optic backbone up and running in 1991 (thanks to intiatives by Junejo's govt).

            At that time pakistan had the most advanced telcoms backbone in the world as the developed countries were still agonising over their older backbones. in US sprint had the first fibre optic backbone .. that is why their ad campaign was pin drop silence..

            The problem Pakistan had was how to connect the exchanges to the digital fibre optic network as most of the exchanges were analogue.. as digital exchanges have slowly been phased in.. you will have hope fully 'pin drop silence' during gaps in calls.

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              #7
              Cool news.
              Very interesting.

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